27 02 2024 - Macroeconomics

Building blocks of geoeconomic fragmentation

by Agnieszka Gehringer

Due to a series of geopolitical events, the main global economic blocks are now affected by the process of geoeconomic fragmentation that reshapes global trade and investment flows.



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The Euro Meltdown

"In accordance with Article 127(1) and Article 282(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the primary objective of the ESCB shall be to maintain price stability."

Source: Official Journal of the European Union 

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Asset price deflation has continued for six quarters in a row now. Most recently, asset prices for private German households fell by -2.9%. This is primarily due to the development of market and key interest rates.

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The turnaround in interest rates led to falling asset prices in the northern countries of the eurozone in mid-2023. In the southern countries, a catch-up effect led to asset prices rising despite rising interest rates.

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